Alternatives to traditional ceremonies Ireland is an ever changing country and this is evident in the way we celebrate life’s milestone moments. A traditionally Catholic country, the ‘norm’ has been to celebrate life, love and loss in the church. For many years there was no question that you would have your newborn baby baptised, or Read More
Same Sex Elopement Ceremony Cliffs of Moher
Last year I had the absolute pleasure of performing a romantic and intimate same sex elopement ceremony on the beautiful Cliff of Moher. The beautiful couple, Sam and Shannon from Pennsylvania, decided to run away on a trip of a lifetime and adventure to Ireland, rather than do the big wedding at home which was Read More
DIY…Oh Why Oh Why….
Is a DIY wedding a good idea? Let’s talk DIY weddings. Weddings can be expensive and we’re all looking for a bargain or ways to save a few quid. Many couples turn to Pinterest for DIY wedding ideas they can implement. But does this really save you money, and if it does, what does it Read More
What is a naming day celebration?
Naming Day Celebration I am currently working on a naming day celebration for a little boy, which is another type of ceremony that Independent Ethical Celebrants provide. I am still often asked what exactly is a naming day celebration, and how does it differ from a traditional christening. The answer is pretty similar to the Read More
Birth Flowers and their meanings Similar to birth stones, each month has a birth flower associated with it. Check out the birth flowers and their meanings below. January: Carnation Carnations are timeless and one of my favourite flowers. Representing pride, beauty, admiration and gratitude, fascination, distinction, divine love, woman.They are available throughout the year and Read More
What do wedding flowers symbolise?
The language of flowers – what do wedding flowers symbolise? A great way to personalise your wedding is to choose flowers for your bouquet and floral arrangements that hold specific meanings in the language of flowers (floriography). Floriography was a cryptic way to communicate using flowers. In Victorian times, gifts of plants and floral arrangements Read More
How to personalise your wedding ceremony
Wedding ceremonies are changing! The way we celebrate life’s milestone moments is changing. Weddings are one of the main ceremonies where we are seeing this. Modern couples are really putting a lot of thought into their ceremony now. It is no longer something to sit through until you can start the party. Previously it was Read More
How cab a wedding celebrant make my wedding unique?
What is a wedding celebrant? You may have heard about wedding celebrants but thought, what is a wedding celebrant? More and more couples are looking for a way to make their wedding celebrations really personal to them, especially when it comes to the wedding ceremony. A lot of couples want to have a celebration that is Read More
Wedding Styles explained – rustic, vintage & boho
Wedding Styles – Rustic / Vintage / Boho – what is the difference? This is a question I get asked a lot as a wedding stylist. These wedding styles are so popular and I find that couples often like a bit of each style, and that is absolutely fine, you do not have to stick Read More
Woodland theme wedding shoot in Loughcrew
In mid-November I had lots of fun taking part in a styled shoot in the gorgeous Loughcrew Estate in Co. Meath. Earlier in the Autumn I was contacted by Sophia T Photography to see if I wanted to collaborate on a project. Myself and Sophia worked together last year on a photo shoot which Read More